Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in adults
Guwahati Medical College, India
: J Otol Rhinol
Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) is a histologically benign yet locally aggressive vascular tumor occupying the nasopharynx, seen in adolescent male aged between 5-25 years. The incidence of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in elderly is extremely low. It is characterized by paroxysms of unprovoked painless profuse epistaxis. These lesions typically arise from sphenopalatine foramen which presents as nasopharyngeal mass. It is a case of 40 year old male patient presenting with profuse and unprovoked episodes of epistaxis. Radiological examinations established a nasal tumor, which was surgically resected. Post-operative pathological examination revealed angiofibroma.
Rajarshi Mitra is presently pursuing his Masters in Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery as a Resident in Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India. He has keen interest in Head Neck Oncology and has been a part of the management team of countless critical cases. He has attended several conferences and meets in the realm of head and neck. He has cleared USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) step 1 and is close to being ECFMG certified.
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